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# The product of two consecutive odd integers is 63. Find the integers.

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The product of two consecutive odd integers is 63. Find the integers. Show work. Correct answer with very little work will receive no credit.

Nov 23, 2021

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The product of two consecutive odd integers is 63. Find the integers.

Show work. Correct answer with very little work will receive no credit.

Let X = the smaller of the two consecutive odd integers.

Therefore (X + 2) = the larger of the two consecutive odd integers.

X • (X + 2)  =  63

X2 + 2X  =  63

X2 + 2X – 63  =  0

(X + 9)(X – 7)  = 0

X can be –9 in which case the numbers are –9 and –7    or

X can be +7 in which case the numbers are +7 and +9

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Nov 23, 2021
edited by Guest  Nov 23, 2021
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I don't know what the real topic is all about but it seems to be some building that you can see here and maybe would like to know this now as read more info will help you in knowing about stuff that was always there for us to go for a better enough reason later.

Nov 24, 2021
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I'm the guest who gave the answer.  I'm not the guest who posted that subsequent comment, if that's what you want to call it.  The day that I start to write stuff as unintelligible as that, that'll be the day that I put away my Esterbrook for good.  Ron

PS ~  I guess I'm going to have to open an account, so it will be plain whether or not it was I who posted.  It appears that s/he tried to copy my signaturre dot mark, but didn't get it right.

an aside to Ginger:  Your idea was great, but unfortunately my cat's name already has been used.

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Nov 24, 2021
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Hi Ron,

I just doubled checked; your cat’s name is available for use on this forum, and so is Ron [catname].

The moronic post above is consistent with the themes of with our forum’s new Village Idiot –the syntax is a little different from his style. Our village idiot usually signs his name–even when posting as a guest. So maybe it’s his brother, Crooked.

I doubt anyone with a functional brain (who knows you) would think you wrote that. ...Your style is more Gracie Allen

LoooooooooooL

Your Esterbrook Metaphor is very cool.  My Great Uncle Cosmo sometimes used the metaphor in the exact sam context. He actually used a nineteenth century Esterbrook fountain pen for personal correspondence.  Cosmo’s pen now resides in a china cabinet, along with the Sheffield twin-lens magnifier, and several other curios and artifacts of my young and near-adult childhood.

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Did you see this post? https://web2.0calc.com/questions/quadratic_48312#r3

GA

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GingerAle  Nov 25, 2021
edited by GingerAle  Dec 3, 2021